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Here is the programme for Hay Festival Segovia 2017, we look forward to welcoming you soon

Event 1

Dolores Redondo and Ana Gavin

My words, others’ words

– Venue: Palacio Quintanar

Spanish writer Dolores Redondo, author of the international best-selling Baztán noir trilogy, talks to Ana Gavín about her latest book, Todo esto te daré (All this I will give you) and begins a reading of it which is continued by journalists and well-known figures from Segovia: the Mayoress of Segovia, Clara Luquero; the Territorial Delegate of the regional government of Castilla y León, Francisco Javier López-Escobar Anguiano; the General Director for Cultural Policies of the Regional Government of Castilla y León, Mar Sancho Sanz; Cultural Counsellor Marifé Santiago; Deputy for Culture and Tourism Sara Dueñas; the Director of the Public Library of Segovia, Luis García Méndez; Aurelio Martín (Promecal Segovia); Teresa Sanz (Spanish daily El Mundo); Jesús García Calero (Spanish daily ABC); Carlos Aganzo (regional daily El Norte de Castilla); Pedro Zuazua (Spanish daily El País); Alfredo Matesanz, Teresa Herranz, editor of El Adelantado) , Blanca García (Association of Booksellers), Geoffroy Gerard (IE University) and Oscar Saenz de Santamaría Gómez, Director General of Cultural Industries and Books). After the reading, there will be a Q&A session with representatives of book clubs from Segovia, as well as online platforms.

Event in Spanish.

With sign language.

Price: €6.00 (EUR)
 
 
Dolores Redondo and Ana Gavin

Event 3

Guided Tour

Listening is also reading

– Venue: La Alhóndiga

We all like to be told a good story. Visitors to this exhibition will be able to discover the new world of audiobooks. Storytel, the main platform for audiobooks in Europe, create four areas where the public can listen to passages from novels by Dolores Redondo, Ray Loriga, Richard Ford and Manuel Vilas, among others.

Event in Spanish
Price: €3.00 (EUR)
 
 
Guided Tour

Event 4

Joan Tarrida and Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

Farinelli Returns to La Granja: A conversation and a concert

– Venue: Palacio de la Granja - Casa de las Flores

Joan Tarrida, publisher of Galaxia Gutenberg, and Jesús Ruiz Mantilla, author Yo, Farinelli, el capon, talk in La Granja about the most famous castrato in history. He was a baroque icon - responsible for introducing Italian opera into Spain, and the subject of Ruiz Mantilla’s novel. His 22-year-stay at the Borbón court began at this royal palace in Segovia, where he arrived to cure Philip V’s melancholy through music therapy. He stayed in his service and in Philip’s successor, Carlos III, until he sent him back to Italy. Followed by a concert of Baroque music.

Event in Spanish
Price: €6.00 (EUR)
 
 

Event 5

Screening: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City

Season of German films about Berlin

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

A silent documentary of a day in the life of Berlin in the 1920s, capturing the chaotic times amid the Weimar Republic and juxtaposing the lives, rich and poor, in one of Europe’s most fascinating cities from early in the morning to the deepest night.

Length: 65 minutes
Director: Walter Ruttmann

Original version in German with subtitles in Spanish. 1927
Price: €4.00 (EUR)
 
 
Screening: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City

Event 6

Workshop: Interactive reading of Jenny Valentine’s new novel

Fire Colour One

– Venue: Biblioteca Pública- Procuradores de la Tierra

Led by British Council teachers, participants share this emotional novel, her fifth for young adults.

Event in English
Price: €4.00 (EUR)
 
 

Event 7

The Segovia Association of Booksellers

– Venue: Biblioteca Pública De Segovia, Auditorio

Hector Monterrubio, Blanca García Sanz, Florencio Santos Galán, Fuencisla Valverde Abad, José Domingo Pardillos, Judith Pérez Mayo, Federico González Álvarez, Miguel Ángel Jiménez Galán, Guillermo Herrero
The Segovia Association of Booksellers provide a who’s who of the guests at this year’s Hay Festival Segovia 2017. The event will be introduced by Héctor Monterrubio, director of the Segovia Association of Booksellers and owner of Ícaro. Also participating will be representatives of the following Segovia bookshops: Antares, Diagonal, Punto y Línea, Intempestivos, Ícaro Segovia, Ícaro La Granja, Silver, Entre Libros, Cambra and Cervantes.

Four VIP passes will be lotteried during the event.

No ticket required

Event 8

Screening: Murderers Among Us

Season of German films about Berlin

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.

Length: 85 minutes.
Director: Wolfgang Staudt.

Original version in German with subtitles in Spanish. 1946
Price: €4.00 (EUR)
 
 
Screening: Murderers Among Us

Event 9

Trinity College

Workshop: telling musical stories

– Venue: La Alhóndiga

Directed not just at music teachers, this workshop consisting of two, two-hour courses, shows first how to analyse a piece of music (in this case Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye), breaking it down so that pupils can better understand and then learn to play it. In the second session, we teach how to tell a story through music. Both sessions will be accompanied by pianists.

Event in Spanish
Price: €6.00 (EUR)
 
 
Trinity College

Event 16

Screening: Dancing Beethoven

Documentary

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca
This fascinating documentary is about the choreographing of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in 1964. Over the course of the film, viewers will be immersed in the demanding rehearsals and the complex collaboration between the Swiss company, the Tokyo Ballet and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a fascinating work that managed to create one of the most successful and impactful choreographic events of the 21st Century.

Length: 80 minutes.
Director: Arantxa Aguirre. 2016.
O.V. in English and French with Spanish subtitles.
Price: €4.00 (EUR)
 
 

Event 10

Writers in English

British Council Workshop

– Venue: Biblioteca Pública- Procuradores de la Tierra

Ahead of Hay Festival Segovia, this event with British Council teachers involves creative tasks and activities to explore the works of English writing authors attending the festival this year. 

Event in English
Price: €6.00 (EUR)
 
 

Event 11

Screening: BAFTA Short Film 2017 nominees

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

The British Council, in partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), presents this programme dedicated to the promotion of the best British short films.

Original version in English with Spanish subtitles
Price: €4.00 (EUR)
 
 

Event 12

Workshop: Art in the times of the Medici

Paintings from the Museo Thyssen Bornemiza

– Venue: Capilla Museo Esteban Vicente

Two workshops (at 12.30PM and 6PM) provide insight and understanding into how the Medici grand dukes of Florence used cultural commissions to celebrate their accomplishments and secure their dynasty’s future, leaving behind one of the most impressive cultural legacies in European history.

Event in Spanish
Price: €6.00 (EUR)
 
 
STUDENT
€0.00 (EUR)
 
 

Event 14

Screening (Documentary): Los Medici

Los Medici: el poder de una familia / Medici – Masters of Florence

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

Introduced by Lorenzo De’ Medici

To coincide with the Netflix superproduction, this double session begins with a Spanish-made documentary looking at the life and times of the most important family in Renaissance Florence, with contributions from historian Ana Vico of Madrid’s Rey Juan Carlos University, Guillermo Solana, director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and Lorenzo de’ Medici, who introduces the film. It is followed at 8.30pm by Los Medici: el poder de una familia / Medici – Masters of Florence:  the opening episode of an eight-part series set in Florence in the early 15th century starring Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman and tells the story of the legendary Renaissance family. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.

Length: 52 minutes
Dubbed into Spanish
Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan. 2016.

Documentary: Original version in Spanish
Price: €6.00 (EUR)
 
 
Screening (Documentary): Los Medici

Event 15

Guided Tour: Listening is also reading

Making of: Manuel Vilas’s Lou Reed era español  (Lou Reed was Spanish)

– Venue: La Alhóndiga

The production team from Storytel, the main platform for audiobooks in Europe, explain the making of the audiobook version of this Spanish-language novel by Manuel Vilas, a fascinating take on the rock singer that will appeal to anybody who was young in the 1980s.

Event in Spanish
Price: €3.00 (EUR)
 
 

Event 17

Jenny Valentine

Contemporary YA (teenage) fiction

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University, Sala Capitular

Jenny Valentine has won several major prizes for her children’s literature and was awarded a Hay Festival International Fellowship in 2017. Her books, several of which have been published in Spain, include Finding Violet Park and The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight. Jenny discusses ways to empower adolescents and make themselves better understood. Introduced by Peter Florence.

The Hay Fellowship is supported by Arts Council Wales

Event in English
Price: €6.00 (EUR)
 
 
Jenny Valentine

Event 18

Ana Cristina Herreros and Alaine Aguirre

Aarhus39

– Venue: Centros Educativos de Segovia

This outreach event visits schools in Segovia to celebrate Aarhus39. To showcase 39 of the most interesting children’s and young people’s writers under 40 who will be attending the first Hay Festival for Children in Aarhus as part of the Danish city’s European Cultural Capital events this year, writers Ana Cristina Herreros and Alaine Aguirre will discuss their stories and the art of writing with local children.

Event in Spanish
No ticket required

Event 19

Exhibition opening: Too Good to Waste

– Venue: Plaza Mayor

Too Good to Waste seeks to question the validity of the current relationship between wood consumption and fashion. Contrary to popular perception, not all forests are disappearing. In fact, the vast American hardwood forest is a quickly expanding resource and the volume of its standing timber has more than doubled in the last 50 years.

A guided tour of the American Hardwood Export Council’s Too Good to Waste project, an interactive installation designed by Barcelona-based architect Benedetta Tagliabue, and crafted by furniture makers Benchmark.

Free entry

Event in Spanish
No ticket required
Exhibition opening: Too Good to Waste

Event 20

Juan Cambiaso, Guillermo de Osma, Marina Chinchilla

Art and law: hypothesis of a conflict

– Venue: Capilla Museo Esteban Vicente

Lawyer and collector Juan Cambiaso is the vice president of the Association of Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and a former international patron of the Prado Museum. He talks with Guillermo de Osma, the curator of many major exhibitions over the last two decades and gallery owner, and Marina Chinchilla, Management Deputy Director of the Prado Museum about the legal aspects of art ownership. Presented by Ana Doldán de Cáceres, Director of Conservation of the Museo Esteban Vicente.

Event in Spanish
Price: €6.00 (EUR)
 
 

Event 21

Michael Robinson, Andrew Hill and Martin Boehm

The keys to great leadership

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE university, Aula Magna

The characteristics and attributes of a great leader in organisations, sports teams, groups of friends or social movements are key to understanding the age we live in. Michael Robinson, former soccer player and sports commentator and author of Es lo que hay: mis treinta años en España. talks with Martin Boehm, Dean of IE Business School, and Andrew Hill, management editor of the Financial Times and author of Leadership in the Headlines.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish
Price: €6.00 (EUR)
 
 
Michael Robinson, Andrew Hill and Martin Boehm

Event 22

Inés Martín Rodrigo and Jesús García Calero

ABC-IE Workshop

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University, Sala Hub

Literature into television series

How the major television series are already a body of literature that has attracted the narrative talent no longer found in cinema. From G.R.R. Martin to Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective), Aaron Sorkin or David Simon (The WireÇ), the best screenplay writers are literati with global influence. Jesús Calero, Editor in Chief of ABC’s arts pages, talks to a range of writers at this year’s Hay Festival Segovia about the new era of television storytelling.

Event in Spanish
Price: €6.00 (EUR)
 
 
Inés Martín Rodrigo and Jesús García Calero

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